English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Douglas J Wulf

Douglas J Wulf

Douglas J Wulf

Associate Professor

Application of linguistics to TESL, formal semantics and the semantics-pragmatics interface, historical linguistics, computational linguistics

Douglas Wulf earned his BA in physics from Northwestern University, MA in English and applied linguistics: TESOL from Wright State University, and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Washington. He has worked as a computational semanticist at a computer firm and was once a captain in the Air Force. Doug's research interests include the application of linguistics to TESL, formal semantics and the semantics-pragmatics interface, historical linguistics (e.g. the evolution of meanings of grammatical constructions and what this reveals about their current meanings and uses), and computational linguistics (e.g. the analogical modeling of language; ontological representation). He is fluent in Czech and German and gets around either by unicycle or in a vintage Thunderbird.

Dissertations Supervised

Jason Wagner, An Explanation of the Effectiveness of Written Corrective Feedback in Second-Language Grammar Acquisition (2016)